An Immersive Experience You Won’t Forget

The annual evening of fun and frivolity returns! Immerse yourself in the Bow Valley’s creative energy and be part of the action at this year’s most unique event yet.

Get up close to the action, this year with virtual and in-person options, as local artists come together to paint a work of art in only 20 minutes! Watch these artists as they create live from multiple locations, cheer them on and vote for your favourite pieces. Our emcees bring you close to this artistic showdown, whether you’re participating from home or as part of the live audience.

Experience an insider’s view into the creative process behind the artwork and support our local arts community. All paintings created during the event will be up for sale in our online auction, with proceeds supporting artsPlace programming. Join us as we bring the fun to you with a spectacularly creative night you won’t want to miss!

Talented artists, a friendly competition, music, banter, and an extraordinary silent auction – this is one event you will never forget!


Choose how you want to participate and get up close to the action.
Tickets are now on sale. Buy here!

Couch Party ~Virtual Live Stream
$20 per person
Watch from home.

artsPlace Party ~Small In-Person Audience
$80 per person
Be part of a small, socially distanced audience at one of our 3 VIP locations. Includes appetizers and a free drink!


For Groups

Small Group “Bubble” House or Business Party
$480 for 6 guests*

Invite your social “bubble” and watch it together.

Learn more about the House and Business Parties (pdf) or contact [email protected] // 403-609-2623 ext. 105 for more information.


This year we’re bringing our famous silent auction online! Browse our amazing selection of items and don’t miss out! Bid on extraordinary products, one-of-a-kind experiences, and incredible local artwork. The auction goes on sale Nov. 3. Preview the items here!

All of the paintings created during the event will also be auctioned off online. The bidding for these paintings will start during the event and go until 8:30 pm on Monday Nov 16th.

Register for the auction and receive updates

We would like to thank the generous donors of these items for their support and commitment to making arts and creativity in the Bow Valley accessible to all.

We’re hosting a viewing night!

Stop by artsPlace on Thursday, November 5 anytime between 2 – 7:30 pm for an exclusive showing of our fabulous artworks and jewelry. Can’t make November 5th? Contact [email protected] to set up a viewing appointment.

What to expect at Creative Combat this year

Creative Combat will be a bit different this year, and we wanted to let you know what to expect. One of the major changes is that we will only have 2 competition rounds, with the runner-up and winner being announced at the end. However, everyone will still get a chance to vote, whether you are at home or in person. The only difference this year is that you vote via a link from your phone, rather than a chip in a bowl!

If you are attending in person, we are doing our utmost to ensure social distancing and to consider the safety of our patrons.

  • There is a limited number of tickets for the event at artsPlace.
  • Once artsPlace tickets sell out, we will open tickets for additional downtown Canmore venues (e.g. the Hive Gallery on Main Street), all within easy walking distance from artsPlace.
  • At all of our venues, there will be no more than 15 guests in each viewing area.
  • Each location will have a different live artist painting for round 1 and 2. You will also be able to see all the Combat artists painting live on a large screen in front of you.
  • We’re looking forward to supplying each location with all the other amenities – drinks, food, music and lots of fun!

Alberta Health Services guidelines, as well as artsPlace Health and Safety Protocols, will be followed at all locations.

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